Convoy man took vehicle and produced knife during assault
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
46m ago
A man who admitted unlawfully taking a vehicle in Convoy has also pleaded guilty to producing a knife during an assault of another man and will be sentenced on Thursday. Corey O’Kane was brought before Letterkenny Circuit Court. The 25-year-old of Milltown, Convoy, appeared in connection with two separate incidents. O’Kane is currently in custody and was brought to court by prison officers. Dressed in a grey tracksuit, O’Kane spoke only to tender guilty pleas. He is charged with taking a mechanically propelled vehicle without the lawful consent of the owner or other lawful authority at Main St ..read more
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Results align for impressive Donegal as they book All-Ireland quarter-final place
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
3h ago
Donegal hardly broke a sweat as they dispatched of Clare on an impressive score of 2-23 to 0-4 at Castlebar today. By Charlie Collins in Castlebar With Tyrone also taking care of Cork, the results combine to leave Donegal straight into a quarter-final draw. Not even Jim McGuinness and his positive thoughts could have hoped for a better result. With several permutations possible depending on, not only the result here in Castlebar, but also on the result of Cork v Tyrone in Tullamore, the only thing Donegal could do was to concentrate on winning this one and see what that brought with it. Clare ..read more
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Jimmy’s winning matches again as Donegal make All-Ireland quarter finals
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
3h ago
The Jim McGuinness bandwagon is back at full-speed as Donegal brushed aside Clare in Castlebar today to top their group. With Tyrone also overcoming Cork in Tullamore, Donegal now go straight into the All-Ireland quarter-finals. Donegal, Tyrone and Cork all finished on four points in the standings but Donegal had the much superior score difference. A large crowd of Donegal supporters answered McGuinness’ call and made their way to Mayo for the final group game. The bandwagon rolls on with Croke Park the next stop. It could be a long summer yet! * Full match-report and video reaction to follow ..read more
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Seeking the Swilly – one man’s quest to find Donegal’s most famous railway
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
5h ago
A new book by Glasgow-based transport journalist, Hugh Dougherty, tells the story of his quest for remains of the Londonderry; Lough Swilly Railway. The narrow gauge trains ran from Derry to Letterkenny, Burtonport and Carndonagh, and whose buses, direct successors to the railway, ran for the last time in 2014 when the company was wound up. Seventy-three-year-old Hugh, whose family has close Donegal connections, spent his summer holidays in Glenties, as a teenager in the 1960s. It was on trips up to the Rosses that Hugh became aware of the closed Burtonport line, and spotted the Swilly buses a ..read more
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Councillor Gary Doherty hits out at lack of women on council
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
8h ago
Councillor Gary Doherty has hit out at the lack of female candidates elected to sit on Donegal County Council. Just three female candidates have managed to get elected onto the 37 seat council which will gather in Lifford their first meeting in the coming days. They are 100% Redress candidate Joy Beard, Independent Niamh Kennedy and Sinn Fein’s Dakota Nic Mheanman. The trio make up just 8% of the entire council. Councillor Doherty, of Sinn Fein, said he genuinely wants to know what we can do to change that and ensure we get more women into politics. He said “But, going forward, it isn’t good e ..read more
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Over 50 nationalities at Letterkenny school ‘Celebrate Culture’
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
10h ago
This past week Scoil Cholmcille, Letterkenny have been ‘Celebrating Culture’ across the school community. With an enrolment of almost 650 students of over 50 nationalities the school is a hive of diversity and multiculturalism. Throughout the week every class engaged in a workshop ranging from African drumming, art classes with a Pakistani art teacher and an environmental artist, African fusion dance classes, circus skills, story sacks with Donegal Travellers Project and Bilingual storytelling to name but a few. This week of cultural celebration was funded by Cruinnu na nÓg and Donegal County ..read more
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Man admits sexually assaulting woman in Donegal park
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
12h ago
A man has pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a woman in Buncrana’s Swan Park. Billy Diver appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court, where he was formally arraigned before Judge John Aylmer. The 25-year-old, with an address at Labre Park in Derry, spoke only to plead guilty to the charge. Diver is charged with the sexual assault of a woman, who cannot be named, on June 24, 2020. He is charged that he did sexually assault a woman by touching the woman’s bottom, by placing the woman’s hand on his penis outside of his clothing and by touching the woman’s genitals outside of her clothing. Ms Fion ..read more
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Lanes closures announced for dual carriageway in Letterkenny next week
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
1d ago
Both inbound and outbound lanes on the N13 dual carriageway at Letterkenny will be closed on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The closures will take place between the Manorcunningham Roundabout and the Dry Arch Roundabout for essential maintenance works. 17th June 2024 – Inbound Lane Closures – Starting 9.30am 18th June 2024 – Outbound Lane Closures – Starting 6.30am The post Lanes closures announced for dual carriageway in Letterkenny next week appeared first on Donegal Daily ..read more
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Glenswilly 5K set to attracts the crowds once more
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
1d ago
The annual Glenswilly GAA 5K takes place on Tuesday next, June 18th and it promises to be a greta occasion once more. There was a bumper crowd for the walk and run last year and organisers are hoping for some fine weather. All funds raised from the event go directly to the underage structures at the club. And once again you can be guaranteed that once you have done your 5K, there will be a famous Glenswilly welcome back at the clubhouse with refreshments galore. Full details about prices and registration are on the poster below. The Glenswilly 5K is one of the highlights on the local fund ..read more
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Planning sought for 98 new homes in Letterkenny
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
1d ago
An application has been submitted to Donegal County Council for planning permission for 98 new homes in Letterkenny. The application, by Property Hold Ltd, is for a major development in the Gleann Rua area of Killylastin in the town. The agent on the application is well-known local architect Michael Friel of Creeslough. A decision on the application is expected by August 5th, 20024. The post Planning sought for 98 new homes in Letterkenny appeared first on Donegal Daily ..read more
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